Here is a moment that I have awaited; finally, a walk in the valley of death. Without thought in the name it is a fabulous place, unlimited landscapes, a raw and hostile nature and cold nights. First stop, a night at "Atomic Inn" in Beatty, Nevada where I was greated at my door by an Alien. I decided to leave early headed towards Eureka sand dunes with a smile since google tells me a journey of 2h 50m but at 15 mph is less easy, suddenly my intuition forced me to get out of my car, it is at this precise moment that I understood that my tire had the same natural feeling. A bit deflated myself, I continue driving to find a flatter place to go change my wheel. At the second stop I realized that the tire had stopped deflating so why not push forward and follow my lucky star. Finally I found the dunes, majestic far away but still thinking of finding support to change my tire that was almost flat. Luckily I crossed paths with a group of people who spent the night on a camp, they look well equipped, I think I can find support. A great team, a true American experience, they offered me food and beer, I had the surprise to discover, for the first time, a plate of biscuit & gravy. After 5 spoons of the heartiest lunch I ever had, they discovered the nail is in my tire, we localized it then repaired easily and as a exchange I offered them some pictures of their expeditions. I finally discovered the dunes that invade the valley, the highest in California, an endless view. Thank's for helping guys and I hope our paths cross again.
A few days ago my wife bought me an interesting piece of art with a quote from Edward Abbey, "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.". I was excited to discover more about him, after some research I found he is an American writer and radical environmental activist. His best known bookis The Gang of the Wrench, which inspired the creation of the environmental organization Earth First! Of course I am in love with a personality like that, fueled with anger and seeing environmental change as an immediate need. What I love most about him is his action an constant fight with his own convictions.
I just bought his book " The Monkey Wrench Gang"
Please go ckeck it out.
Today ! I don't know why exactly I am writing a blog on the last day of the year but I really think this is the perfect day for an interesting conclusion. We are a lot now on this planet and more coming on 2018. Maybe this is the time to take into consideration what we have around us and especialy where we are going all together. The climate change is here, the planet has started an evolution because of us humans, because of our every day choices, I am creating this blog maybe to late but I love to help you in your next decision. Think for the next generation, think of our beautiful wild life, I don't want to hear again that on our planet we have lost another species. I am going to share with you some beautiful ways to live sustainably.